The good old Ambassador may soon become a thing of the past for the government departments. Car maker Toyota Kirloskar Motor has received a contract to supply its Innova 2.5E model to government agencies at the central and the state level.
ONE OF the leading car makers, Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) Pvt Ltd, has finally received a green signal for supplying its multi-utility vehicle, Innova, to the government.
In a statement, Toyota said, “The government of India has accorded the Directorate General of Supplies Disposals (DGS&D) rate contract for the Toyota Innova 2.5E seven and eight seater diesel versions.”
For the bulk purchase of any government department, it is mandatory to get the approval from the DGS&D - a central purchase and quality assurance organisation under the department of supply of the ministry of commerce. The contract is effective from April. With this contract, Toyota Innova 2.5E can now be supplied to all the government agencies at the union and the state level, at the government approved rate.
Innova is the company’s largest selling vehicle in India with 6,235 units sold in March and about 42 per cent market share in the segment. The company has planned to increase the production of Innova up to 50,000 units per annum.
TKM is a joint venture between Japan’s Toyota Motor Corporation and the Kirloskar Group.